January 18, 2014 Subject:
Never underestimate the power of marketing
As an early *nix adopter (Xenix in the 80's, Red Hat in the 90's, Debian/Ubuntu/Xubuntu now), I saw the power...but for the same reason VHS won out over the technologically superior Beta, MicroSoft won out. Its all about marketing. Also, the *nix variety is still not "plug and play" enough for non-geeks. You still have to hack some on the command line sometimes to get something to work. Still, my SO and some clients of mine are the ONLY reason I even have ANY MS based machines around...and most of those are VirtualBox VM's.
A wonderful blast from the past, and shows just how difficult it is to "predict" outside of marketing savvy.
December 12, 2010 Subject:
Still enjoy watching the old shows that I watched so long ago.
May 4, 2009 Subject:
These are all well known names in the world of computers, but the most important name is the legendary Gary Kildal founder of Digital Research. This guy wrote the operating system CP/M and it is arguable that all else that followed in the mini/micro computing world is down to him. He fought a technological battle with Microsoft in the early 80's but his heart was always in the acedemic world. Sadly no longer with us.
This proves the dominance of todays 2006 unix operating system over the 1980's ms dos
August 22, 2006 Subject:
it gives a little insight in UNIX and how things worked on PC 1985. Yet the view on the system itself is rather fast and does not present any deep insights.
I way quite amused of the way the commands in the shell are presented; you could hardly see something. But it is a good video, shwoing how Unix was used in 1985.